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Where does Charlie Adam's goal rank in the pantheon of long-range Premier League strikes?

The Stoke City midfielder conjured a moment of brilliance against Chelsea yesterday.

Updated at 16.41

ANYTIME A SUPERB individual goal is scored, the inevitable pub debate begins.

Stoke’s Charlie Adam is the latest to conjure a moment of magic with his magnificent strike in Stoke’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea yesterday. But where does it rank when compared to other long-range specials?

David Beckham (Wimbledon v Manchester United, August 1996)

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Xabi Alonso (Liverpool v Newcastle, September 2006)

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Styliyan Petrov (Derby v Aston Villa, April 2008)

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Maynor Figueroa (Stoke v Wigan, December 2009)

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Wayne Rooney (West Ham v Manchester United, March 2014)

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JonJo Shelvey (Swansea v Aston Villa, April 2014)

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